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Hair Issues

The Einstein Effect

It has been ten months since I stopped taking the chemo that makes your hair fall out and I am starting to see some significant growth. In the back, my hair is about three inches long when I stretch the curls out. But the bangs . . . sigh . . . the bangs. My bangs...

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Hair Watch Week 32 – Perfect!

I go with Gene each month to chat with my hair stylist as he cuts Gene's hair, and we laugh at the progress I have made since my last visit. This month, Shawn declared my hair "perfect" as it is. No stray runaway hairs, no bald spots . . . just perfect. You have to...

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Hair Watch – Week 31

Don't hold me to this, but I may put a comb on my Christmas list.  It seems only appropriate to use this photo for this week.  I'm the one in the jacket!  31 weeks since I stopped the chemo that causes your hair to fall out.  Still no bangs, but I'm getting some...

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Going Pink for October

Well, it is official.  I have gone Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month!  Shawn dyed a section of my hair pink over the weekend, so I won't have to worry about wearing pink all month.  Dying my hair was quite the experience.  If you...

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Hair Watch – Week 25

I had the best day on Friday. I got the opportunity to work at a fundraiser for the Iowa Medical Society Foundation that I sit on the board for. It was a beautiful day and my friend, Tess, and I sat at the first hole of a golf course and handed out prizes to golfers....

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Hair Watch – Week 21

When I lost my hair due to chemo therapy, people would tell me that when it grows back, it comes in differently than your previous hair (BC - before cancer). What they didn't say was that it could come back different on each side! I use to speculate on what my hair...

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Hair Watch – Week 19

Not to brag or anything, but it is August and I'm sitting at a lake in Minnesota and the temperatures are in the 60's during the day and low 50's at night. My only complaint is that it is too cool to get into the water. Poor me. Steven has traveled with us to be my...

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Hair Watch – Week 17

Seventeen weeks since I stopped Phase II and the chemo that makes your hair fall out. Can you believe it?  When I had the last chemo on March 31st, my Mom asked me how long it would take for my hair to grow back.  I told her that I wouldn't need my first haircut until...

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Hair Watch Week 15

I'm done with hats! Seriously. No more stocking caps. No more ball caps. Raquel can stay in the drawer. I have hair now and I'm happy to flaunt it. Granted, it is too short to need styling, but I do use shampoo and conditioner . . . a drop of each. I tried to borrow...

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Hair Watch – Week 13

I kind of look like I'm praying to the hair gods here, but truly I'm celebrating how even the hair is coming in. I have tiny eye lashes and my eyebrows are coming in nicely. They do tend to stick straight out, but I'm not complaining.

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The posts on this page were added at the request of several of my readers who wanted “the fun stories to continue.” Some are dedicated to a friend in her last weeks of life. These posts are a mix of travel adventures and random experiences and are in date order with the newest post on top.

Help Support Breast Cancer Patients

All proceeds from book sales are donated to two local non-profit funds to help breast cancer patients afford diagnosis and care. Virginia Gay Hospital Gifts of Hope provides free mammograms and diagnostic services and is supported by the Benton County Survivors Group; and the Hall-Perrine Hope Fund helps cancer patients pay for emergency needs.